This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




Text Version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive    Media Kit |  Bilingual Education Marketplace:    

Home   Research   Advocacy   Publications   Conference   Press Room   About Us   Join   NABE Store January 08, 2015

 

Advertisement


 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN

NABE 44th Annual Conference Achieving Global Competence:
Biliteracy for All

NABE
The National Association for Bilingual Education is the only nationwide network of professionals dedicated to serving English language learners in the United States via education programs and legislative advocacy. For the past four decades, NABE has been committed to excellence in bilingual and biliteracy education for all students through enriched educational programs and intensive professional development for teachers, administrators, professors, policymakers and parents. Additionally, NABE provides extensive research in the field via its Bilingual Research Journal, NABE Perspectives, NABE Journal of Research and Practice and the NABE eNews. NABE is committed to promoting programs and innovations that prepare our nation's students to be fluently bilingual, technologically creative, globally competitive and well-rounded world citizens by advancing legislation and policies at both the state and national levels that best serve language minority students.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE  




Announcing NABE Pre-Conference Institute
NABE
Limited Space
March 4

Full Day Session: $120.00
Half Day Session: $60.00

Full Day Sessions
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Spanish Literacy and Language Intervention

Help older ELs reading at primary levels! Dr. Margarita Calderón’s RIGOR provides language-leveled informational texts with detailed support for comprehensive literacy instruction and language development. K-8 Comprehension Skill Bags include nonfiction books and other resources needed to teach targeted skills. Both series are available in Spanish or English. FREE sampler.
 


NABE 2015 Registration
NABE
Sponsor Packages
NABE offers five levels of value-filled special conference sponsorship rate packages. Sponsorship packages include advertising opportunities, premium exhibit hall locations, complimentary conference registrations, and much more. Make the most of the NABE Conference. Register as a sponsor and help NABE ensure greater opportunities for all educators and students.

Exhibitor Benefits include:
  • Dedicated exhibit viewing hours
  • Live entertainment in the exhibit hall
  • Exhibitor Directory in Conference Program
  • Breakfast and Coffee Breaks
  • Private lounge during exhibit hours and hall security during closed hours
  • Lead Retrieval Available
Click here to purchase program advertisements.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Gwinnett County Public Schools, located in metro Atlanta, is the largest school system in Georgia with 173,000 students and growing. GCPS is a school system of choice for people moving to the Atlanta area and a two-time winner of the Broad Prize of Urban Education (2010 & 2014).
 


 INDUSTRY NEWS


California schools step up efforts to help 'long-term English learners'
Los Angeles Times
After more than 11 years in Los Angeles public schools, Dasha Cifuentes still isn't speaking or writing English at grade level. The U.S. native, whose parents are Mexican immigrants, was raised in a Spanish-speaking household and she acknowledges that the two languages get confused in her mind. "I should be more confident in English because I was born here, but I'm embarrassed that I haven't improved myself," said Dasha, a junior at Fairfax High.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword LANGUAGE.


Bilingual education: Every student learns in English and Spanish at Forest Grove's immersion schools
The Oregonian
In teacher Estella Weigand's fourth-grade dual language immersion class, an addition lesson quickly becomes a bilingual conversation. "Sum, suma," Weigand says to her Echo Shaw Elementary students, switching seamlessly from English, the language of the morning, to Spanish for a moment. "Do you think these are cognados, cognates?"
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Florida gets more time to teach English language learners
Voxxi
In a state where a sizable number of students enrolled in public schools are immigrants, the schools teaching these children took hits in their funding due to their performance on standardized tests. However, relief is coming for Florida schools. Standardized tests are all administered in English and school funding is tied to the scores of the students, so students who struggle with English would not do well on the tests and that would bring down school grades. But now those schools have a chance to change that.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Connecticut's students learning English perform poorly compared to nation
Hartford Courant
When Brian Gonzalez, an eighth-grader at Windham Middle School, arrived last year from Puerto Rico, he knew very little English. He was pulled out of the classroom for one period a day, he says, to work with a teacher who helped him learn English and to understand his assignments, but it wasn't enough.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Which language should bilingual parents teach their children? Research says both (KTAR)
Enter the school that's raising the bar for bilingual education (PRI)
Steps to proficiency-oriented classrooms (By: Douglas Magrath)
Anyone who is good at German learns English better (University of Zurich via Science Daily)
Lifelong learning: Inspiring the quest for knowledge (By: Erick Herrmann)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


Leaving stage, U.S. Rep. George Miller reflects
Education Week
In a four-decade career in Congress, just-retired U.S. Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., put an indelible stamp on education policy. Most recently the ranking Democrat on the House Education and the Workforce Committee, he previously was the chairman of the education committee when Democrats were in control of the U.S. House of Representatives. He has long championed education equality for low-income and minority students, English language learners, students with disabilities, and other communities facing disadvantages, and was a key architect of the No Child Left Behind Act.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Growing up illiterate ... in my family language
The Seattle Globalist
Candace Kwan, a contributor for The Seattle Globalist, writes: "A few months ago, before a crowd at Tsinghua University in Beijing, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke Mandarin out of nowhere, and headlines around the world hinted that he put the 'rest of us to shame' by speaking fluent Chinese. Well, did he really? Don't get me wrong, I'm no hater. Zuckerberg deserves praise for being able to conduct an entire interview in a language he picked up in his late 20s. That still shouldn't overshadow the language abilities of many other Americans."
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Learning a musical instrument boosts kids' brains
Medical News Today
Learning a musical instrument is a terrific opportunity for children to express themselves creatively while picking up a new skill. It could be much more than this though, according to researchers, who suggest that musical training could also serve to hone their mental energies.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Bill would increase funding for bilingual education
Victoria Advocate
A bill to increase funding for bilingual learning has support from a Victoria educator and parents. State Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso, filed Senate Bill 161 on Nov. 10, seeking to change the state's funding formula for each student in bilingual education or special language programs. The formula, based on the average daily attendance, would increase from a 10 percent allotment to 25 percent.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


 

NABE Weekly eNews
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Hailey Golden, Senior Education Editor, 469.420.2630   
Contribute news

This edition of the NABE Weekly eNews was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here -- it's free!
Recent issues
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 24, 2014
Dec. 18, 2014
Dec. 11, 2014



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063